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Elyse Kitrakis

Elyse Kitrakis
“Once I was lost, but now I am found.” Lost in a faith that was hijacked by fundamentalism and fueled by fear. Found by the capacious, all inclusive love of Christ that brings freedom, not to sin, but to wrestle honestly and openly with the tough questions of faith that aren’t always as black and white as we would like them to be. A semi-retired city worker of 17 years, Elyse is a Deacon (currently not serving) at Greenfield Presbyterian church in Berkley, Michigan, and chairs a Presbytery of Detroit Social Justice group called, “All God’s Children” (aka – That All May Freely Serve - Michigan). She has a book in the works and engages in a fair amount of dialogue on social media ever since the political campaign of the November 2016 election began. When not involved in social justice work, Elyse rides a motorcycle with a women’s group called the Motor Maids, and enjoys her two cats, Meeko and Hemingway. She also drives for Uber part time, to help keep the wolves from the door.

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The Rider on the White Horse— Revelation 19:11-16

Lesson 31 - “A white horse stands for conquering and victory, as we’ve seen in 6:2 with the Parthian archer, the enemy Rome feared most. But the rider on this horse comes in ‘righteousness’ (justice) to judge and make war, and his name is ‘Faithful and True.’”
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